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Motorcyclist nabbed with 2.5 kgs of ganja

A motorcyclist with two and a half kilograms of ganja was nabbed by the Maharagama Police at Janatha Mawatha, Navinna, Maharagama while transporting it concealed in a schoolbag.


OIC Anuradha Mahindasiri and the officers engaged in the detection, inspect the ganja and (right) the seized ganja haul.

The suspect who is from Nugegoda said on interrogation that the ganja was allegedly supplied to him by an Army personnel at Colombo 2.

The total value of the ganja is estimated to be Rs 100,000, Police said.

The Police tried to trace the supplier but drew a blank. The suspect in custody confessed that he had been involved in this business with his Army friend for a long time and had operated in Maharagama, Nugegoda, Homagama and Piliyandala.

Police said that the man in custody had been wanted by the Piliyandala Police for burglary in the Piliyandala area.

The suspect was remanded by the Nugegoda Magistrate.

Maharagama OIC Anuradha Mahindasiri, OIC Crimes Inspector Ananda and Police Sergeants Lasantha and Karunaratne made the detection.

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